Tarsonemidae - Neotarsonemoides sp.
Family Tarsonemidae Group Guild Status
Neotarsonemoides sp. Eutroglophile Scavenger Rare
A species of Neotarsonemoides was found on bat guano in the Big Room during the initial study. The original report did not state whether this species was found on fresh or older guano. No representatives of this species were found during the recent study. Known species of Neotarsonemoides are fungivorous (Eickwort 1990), and the species is likely associated with fungi on the bat guano in the cave (Welbourn 1999).
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